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The NEMA Conference. It's outlasted 16 U.S. presidents, two world wars, moon shots, pet rocks, and the Disco craze. Since 1919, thousands and thousands of museum professionals have gained new insights, inspiration, and friendships at the NEMA Conference. There's something to be said for tradition like that.

Join us for the next NEMA Conference.

November 7-9, 2018
Stamford, CT


November 6-8, 2019
2019 Annual Conference
Burlington, VT
November 18-20, 2020
2020 Annual Conference
Newport, RI


October 25-27, 2017
Falmouth, MA

Truth & Trust: Museums in a Polarized Society

November 9-11, 2016
Mystic, CT

Plug In: Museums and Social Action

November 4-6, 2015
Portland, ME

The Language of Museums

November 19-21, 2014
Boston/Cambridge, MA

Picture of Health: Museums, Wellness & Healthy Communities

November 13-15, 2013
2013 Annual Conference
Newport, RI

Who Cares? Why Museums Are Needed Now More Than Ever
Conference Program
Session handouts (Member login required.)

November 7-9, 2012
2012 Annual Conference
Burlington, Vermont

Pushing the Envelope: Innovation and the Future of Museums
Conference Program
Session Handouts (Member login required.)

November 16-18, 2011
2011 Annual Conference
Hartford, CT

Museums in the Mirror: Reflecting Relevance in a Diverse Society
Conference Program

November 3-5, 2010
2010 Annual Conference
Springfield, MA

Museums Matter, Yes they Do~
The Proof Is in the Pudding, Too!
Conference Program

November 11-13, 2009
2009 Annual Conference
Nashua, NH

Promises to Keep: Vision and Value in Museums
Conference Program